State Sen. Pramila Jayapal is entering the race for the Congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA7), she announced Thursday.

According to a statement released by Jayapal’s campaign, she promised to stand for progressive issues such as raising the national minimum wage, expanding Social Security and Medicare and and college affordability.

“I’ll be a bold progressive fighter, someone who will not just represent you but will stand up for you and your values. If you elect me, you can be sure that I will stand up for working people, not the one percent,” she said in her prepared remarks.

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